Pogacha With White Cheese (Macedonian Round Loaf)

Pogacha is a traditional Macedonian round loaf. It’s usually made for special occasions. There are various types of pogacha, you can make it plain, add filling etc. This recipe is about pogacha with white cheese, yogurt and eggs.

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 200 ml oil
  • 1/2 l yogurt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 kg of flour (+100 g)
  • 100 g butter
  • 200 g white cheese
  • 1 fresh yeast

 
Preparation:

  1. Dissolve yeast in yogurt, add sugar and leave for a minute to activate. Then gradually add eggs, oil, salt and flour. You may need more than 1 kg of flour, dough will show itself, it should eventually be soft, but not sticky. Knead well and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Roll out big crust and coat with butter. Sprinkle the cheese and fold in a big roll. Cut roll into slices and arrange them into a deep casserole or pot previously coated with butter.
  3. Let it rest and rise well. Coat pogacha with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake in preheated oven at 200 degrees for the first 20 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 180 and bake until lightly browned.
Enjoy!

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